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BEH4300 - Community Emergency Health research project - part B

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Professor Frank Archer


Peninsula Second semester to First semester 2007 (Day)


Together with BEH4201 Community Emergency Health Research Project - Part A, this unit aims to increase student understanding of theoretical and methodological aspects of research in community-based emergency health and to develop their analytic, research and communication skills. Students will undertake guided studies in research methodology and complete a supervised research project with the aim of developing both discipline specific and generic research skills. This unit (BEH4300) will focus on undertaking a literature review and developing a research proposal, both to be presented at the end of the semester.


On completion students will be able to:

  1. discuss the different methods of knowledge acquisition and synthesis;
  2. discuss the ethical, legal, and cultural responsibilities of scientific investigation;
  3. describe the principles of "Good Clinical Research", as described by the NH&MRC, with an emphasis on research in community-based emergency health;
  4. describe the phases of the research process;
  5. discuss basic research concepts and methodology, in both quantitative and qualitative experimental designs;
  6. critically review the scientific literature in community-based emergency health;
  7. consult with both a statistician and a qualitative researcher to discuss the role of methodology consultants in the research process;
  8. write up scientific work in a potentially publishable manner;
  9. prepare and present suitable oral and written presentations for the emergency health academic, research and scientific community;
  10. demonstrate a range of technical skills appropriate to community-based emergency health research;
  11. demonstrate the ability to pursue higher studies in community based emergency health;
  12. discuss the breadth and diversity of research in health sciences; and
  13. plan and implement a research project and prepare the associated report.


Either a research report (12000 to 15000 words) including literature review and methodology from Research Project Part A (BEH4200) or an article prepared for publication (3500 to 5000 words) meeting the editorial guidelines of a DEST approved, peer reviewed journal equivalent to the Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care and participation in an oral defence of the article: 80%
Seminar presentation of research findings, interpretation and conclusion: 20%


BEH4100, BEH4200


Must be enrolled in the Honours degree of Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedics)